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Memorable Manitobans: Archer James Wimble Scrase (1911-1989)


Born at Dauphin, Manitoba on 15 August 1911, only son of Henry Herbert Scrase and Beatrice Clara Maud Wimble, he spent his early years in Fork River and Kinosota, Manitoba. He finished high school in Dauphin, attended St. John’s College in Winnipeg, and Emmanuel College at the University of Saskatchewan. He was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1935, at Brandon, later serving at parishes at Kildrum (Saskatchewan), Reston, Moose Lake, and Brandon. From 1943 to 1946 he served as an Air Force Chaplain in eastern and central Canada, later returning to Manitoba as Rector at Minnedosa until 1949 when he was appointed Principal and Chaplain of All Saint’s Indian Residential School at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He transferred to the Mackay Indian Residential School at Dauphin in February 1957. He retired in 1971, having served at Gilbert Plains, Grandview, and Roblin. In recognition of his community service, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal in 1967. He died at Dauphin, Manitoba on 27 November 1989.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1989, page 51.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2012

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